Good for business: the benefits of employing people with a learning disability

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A guide for employers outlining the business case for employing people with a learning disability. The paper sets out the economic benefits of employing people with a learning disability and the evidence on their work performance and employment costs, looking at willingness and ability to work and reliability. It suggests that championing inclusion can help boost staff morale, which can have a positive contribution on the work output of an organisation. In addition, employing people with a learning disability can promote diversity in the workplace and can help a company to maintain a positive reputation for corporate social responsibility. The document also describes Mencap supported employment services, which provide tailored support throughout the entire process – from recruitment through to on-the-job support and beyond. (Edited publisher abstract)

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employment, supported employment, learning disabilities, recruitment;
Content type:
practice guidance
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